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Meghalaya cops issue advisory to parents on online games

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SHILLONG, Aug 25 - East Khasi Hills district police has issued an advisory on Wednesday, especially to the parents, to keep a close eye on their children so that they don�t fall prey to �dangerous� online games such as �Blue Whale�, which has claimed lives of many.

Advising the parents to encourage their children to ask their peers in their school if they have heard about �Blue Whale� and if anyone is into the game, then such information should be passed on to the teachers, parents or elders.

Stating that the game created by Philip Budeiken is targeting children by first taking personal information and then encouraging them to harm themselves in the 50-th�task, the police said. The game has been linked to the death of more than 100 children around the world.

It further said: �each challenge in the game is more dangerous than the last one. In case, the children want to leave the game the administrator threatens the children with exposure and harm to their family.�

The advisory said that there are some visible signs which parents have to keep an eye for, which includes signs of physical injury on the body of the children, withdrawing from friends� circle, persistent low mood or unhappiness. Some of the other signs being loss of interest in daily activities and sudden burst of anger directed at themselves or others.

It has also been advised to go through the child�s online search history, see the child�s call logs, text messages, communications via Facebook, Snapchat and reduce the use of apps on the device.

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Meghalaya cops issue advisory to parents on online games

SHILLONG, Aug 25 - East Khasi Hills district police has issued an advisory on Wednesday, especially to the parents, to keep a close eye on their children so that they don�t fall prey to �dangerous� online games such as �Blue Whale�, which has claimed lives of many.

Advising the parents to encourage their children to ask their peers in their school if they have heard about �Blue Whale� and if anyone is into the game, then such information should be passed on to the teachers, parents or elders.

Stating that the game created by Philip Budeiken is targeting children by first taking personal information and then encouraging them to harm themselves in the 50-th�task, the police said. The game has been linked to the death of more than 100 children around the world.

It further said: �each challenge in the game is more dangerous than the last one. In case, the children want to leave the game the administrator threatens the children with exposure and harm to their family.�

The advisory said that there are some visible signs which parents have to keep an eye for, which includes signs of physical injury on the body of the children, withdrawing from friends� circle, persistent low mood or unhappiness. Some of the other signs being loss of interest in daily activities and sudden burst of anger directed at themselves or others.

It has also been advised to go through the child�s online search history, see the child�s call logs, text messages, communications via Facebook, Snapchat and reduce the use of apps on the device.

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